Details for Hood County Jailhouse (Atlas Number 5221002553)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5221002553

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Marker Number 2553
Atlas Number 5221002553
Marker Title Hood County Jailhouse
Index Entry Hood County Jailhouse
Address 208 N. Crockett
City Granbury
County Hood
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 614034
UTM Northing 3590161
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Second county jail. Celebrated in early local Ballad. Built to succeed 1873 log jail at time when lawlessness was rampant. Main building is late victorian in style. Separate stone kitchen was added upon completion. The tall front section was to have a gallows, but no hanging have occurred here. Jail admits some 55 prisoners yearly. "Uncle" Andy Walters, a local character, once locked sheriff in this jail, but left key with judge on way home.